The Cross-Cultural Center, on behalf of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Rameen Talesh, is hosting the 7th Annual Summer Multicultural Leadership Institute (SMLI) and you are eligible and invited to apply! This opportunity is your chance as an incoming first-year student to begin meeting your fellow student leaders and learn about the various aspects of campus life and leadership development. The Summer Multicultural Leadership Institute, which will occur Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th on UCI’s campus, is a selective program that allows participants the chance to engage in unique workshops and challenging dialogues focused on such topics as diversity, social justice, free speech, and conflict resolution. Since we know that you are a premier student leader among your peers, we urge you to seriously consider applying. Fifty students are selected to attend SMLI, and it is our hope that each student participant becomes a future ambassador for UCI’s campus
All students selected to participate in this unique program will receive a scholarship that covers the cost of all workshops, residence hall accommodations, and meals for the entire weekend. However, the program does not cover cost of travel to the campus. Upon acceptance into the program, we will ask for a non-refundable $25 fee that will act as both a deposit and to cover miscellaneous expenses.
Please know that this is not a substitute for the Student/Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) – the required orientation for new first-year students. You are required to attend a SPOP session during the summer regardless of your participation in SMLI.